Melanie Weisner has a shot at a bracelet for the ladies when action resumes today at the Rio.
Hard Stops prevented any bracelets from being awarded from yesterday’s action at the Rio. Probably the biggest story of the day was that of Tom Dwan making yet another WSOP Final Table and giving all those bracelet prop bettors of his a nice little sweat in the process. With 6 players left in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, Durrrr held the chip lead after surging from the short stack earlier in the day. But it seemed that Razz really became his undoing as he donated basically half of his chips late in the evening at that discipline, and eventually was bumped out in 6th when Shawn caught running diamonds on 6th and 7th street in Stud to flush Dwan and send him to the rail. This was Durrr’s 4th career WSOP Final Table (most people forget that he made two of them in 2008), and his second largest WSOP score ever (he took down $134k after winning the $381k from the runner up finish last year). It’s also his 3rd cash at this year’s WSOP, and who knows…maybe Dwan is heating up. Lord knows that he’s had more opportunities than anyone else at the Rio having entered into around 2,432 events already (even more impressive considering that event #40 just started).
The reality is, whenever Dwan runs deep in a tournament, he’s the story. His tables rail was a reported 3 people deep, Read more…
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Dwyte Pilgrim has 3 WSOP-Circuit Championship Rings and a WPT Title on his resume, but today he has his eyes firmly fixed on a bracelet.
In the game of poker, there are great runs, heaters, and just simply skillful players. To me, Jason Mercier has eclipsed all of those titles. People that sit at a poker table with Jason have to consider themselves both the most fortunate and least fortunate of the players in any tournament. Most fortunate because the reality is, you’re going to get a performance by one of the greatest players in the history of the game. That may be a bold statement, and perhaps premature, but I really don’t think that’s too much of a stretch. Just ask anyone at the table who has counted themselves unfortunate for sitting at Merciers table, because in the end, he’s stacking all of their chips.
Jason will turn 25 this November and has already accomplished the unthinkable. My article on Mercier’s first three years of hitting $1 million in his first three years of playing live poker (found here) needs an update. I gave myself some room at the end of the article saying “But $1 million in earnings in your first 3 years of live poker play is a truly unique title that Mercier can lay claim to, and it begs the question, can he make it 4 in a row next year? And is there anyone who doubts that he can?” And he has. Read more…
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Sam Trickett had a break out year in 2010
I made 3 trips to Las Vegas for the 2010 World Series of Poker this year and during one of my visits, I vividly remember one player sticking out to me that just flat out surprised me. On my second trip to the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino late in the month of June, I wandered into the Amazon room that weekend where I found a special player in Event #45. The $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event had played down to around 75 players or so, and there was a British player with a thick accent that made some eye popping plays that kept sending pots his direction. His name was Sam Trickett.
I’d never heard of Sam before this. In fact, I’d run into a friend of mine in Alex Outhred who was also still in the event, and had a nice chip stack of his own that he was wielding. I asked Alex who Sam Trickett was, and he said Read more…